Summer is the season for fun! It’s also the season for animal shelter overflow!


Summer is upon us and at your local shelter that means the kennels are over-flowing with stray and surrendered animals.   Shelter staff and volunteers do all they can to save as many animals as they can but when they keep coming in, hard decisions need to be made.  You can help stop the problem before it starts – by opening your home to a foster dog/cat.  When a rescue takes an animal from the shelter, TWO lives are saved: The one they are taking, and the one taking it’s place in the kennel.   Below is a list of just a few rescues that are approved to pull from Acct Philly.  Pick a rescue, fill out their foster application and be on your way to saving a life.  If you want to foster directly through the shelter, you can e-mail

Noah’s Ark Rescue – Click here

Harley’s Haven Dog Rescue – Click here

Peace Love & Doggie Paws – Click here

Pawsitively Purrfect Rescue – Click here

Peaceable Kingdom – Click here

Home At Last Dog Rescue – Click here

New Life Animal Rescue – Click here

Tiny Paws Rescue – Click here

Paw It 4ward – Click here

Outcast Rescue – Click here

Diamonds In The Ruff Rescue – Click here

Jax’s Labrador Retriever Rescue – Click here (Breed Specific)

Balanced Buddies ResQ – Click here

Salfid Rescue – Click here

J & Co Dog Rescue – Click here

Don’t Bully Us Rescue – Click here

Tiny Miracles Rescue – Click here

Sammi’s Voice Pit Bull Rescue – Click here

Bella-Reed Pit Bull Rescue – Click here

CHAR WILLS German Shepherd Rescue – Click here (Breed Specific)

Good Karma Rescue – Click here

Forever Home Rescue – Click here

Kodi’s Club Rescue – Click here (Breed Specific)

Rescue Dogs Rock Animal Rescue – Click here

These are just a handful of rescues – if you own a rescue and are approved to pull from Acct Philly and want to be added, let me know!


Another option I would like to post is Emeka’s Fund, a Registered 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization set up to provide financial assistance to families who cannot afford to privately euthanize their terminally ill pet. Many times families are faced with having to surrender their terminally ill pet to the shelter for euthanasia due to the costs of private euthanasia. Emeka’s fund helps families keep their dying pet out of the shelter and allows them the right of having them go in peace, surrounded by loved ones. You can learn more about them HERE.

If you know someone that needs to rehome their pet, please have them reconsider or, consider other options to keep them from surrendering to the shelter. There are a number of resources out there to hep families in need including Citizens for a No Kill Philadelphia which has resources from pet food pantry to behavior assistance, and also Get Your Pet, which is an on-line site designed to help you rehome your pet while keeping them oout of the shelter!


I would like to thank all of the rescues joining our plight and all of the public that are open to helping us as well – the homeless pets of Philly depend on us!


One response to “Summer is the season for fun! It’s also the season for animal shelter overflow!

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